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30 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

Like the four countries facing extreme hunger crises today, the famine that gripped Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985 struggled for attention until it was far too late.

30 Mar 2017 description

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY

Your Majesties,

Your Royal Highnesses,

Excellencies,

As salaam alaikum.

I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.

Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.

30 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

30 March 2017 – The United Nations envoy for Yemen has urged the members of the Security Council to put pressure on the warring parties in that country to engage constructively in discussing the peace process framework he had presented.

30 Mar 2017 description

Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are currently facing alarming levels of food insecurity.

  • As of March 2017, nearly 25 million people are facing food crisis, emergency and catastrophe (IPC Phase 3, 4 and 5) and require urgent humanitarian assistance across the three countries. Of these people, 100,000 are facing famine conditions in localized areas of South Sudan.

  • Additionally, nearly than 13.6 million people are in Stress conditions (IPC Phase 2) across the three countries, and require support for livelihood protection.

30 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

18.8 million people in need

1,991,340 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)

84 Percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year

1,048,896 IDP returnees

786,452 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

279,480 registered refugees and asylum seekers

9,969 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

FUNDING

USD 99.6 million requested for the IDP and refugee operation in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Unsafe water as deadly to severely malnourished children as lack of food

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NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 29 March 2017 – Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

29 Mar 2017 description

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies,

As salaam alaikum.

I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.

Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.

29 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 391 Individuals arrived from Yemen
  • 581 Refugee children enrolled in schools
  • 671 Refugees supported with health care assistance
  • 718 Refugee households provided with cash assistance
  • 91 Refugees provided with transport allowance

HIGHLIGHTS

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Sana’a, Yemen, 27 March 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that the health and protection of more than 2.2 million women and girls of childbearing age are at risk as the conflict in Yemen enters two-years.

Over three million people are displaced because of the conflict, said UNFPA’s representative a.i. Ezizgeldi Hellenov. More than of half of them are women and girls; they are typically those that pay the highest price in any war.”

29 Mar 2017 description

Interviewee: Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Program
Interviewer: Claire Felter, Assistant Copy Editor/Writer

29 Mar 2017 description

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $3 million to support emergency famine relief and prevention efforts in Africa and Yemen.

“More than 20 million people are currently facing famine conditions or severe food shortages across the Greater Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen,” Mr McCully says.

“Droughts in some of these areas have been compounded by conflict and insecurity, giving rise to a very serious humanitarian situation.

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2017 – More than 14 million people in Yemen have no access to health services, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that transportation of medical personnel and treatment for the injured is getting increasingly difficult as this week the fighting enters its third year.

At least 7,719 people have been killed and 42,922 injured since 19 March 2015, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported, but the actual numbers are believed to be higher.

28 Mar 2017 description

According to the Yemen IPC NTWG, an estimated 17 million Yemenis, 60% of the population, are in crisis or worse (IPC phase 3 and 4) food insecurity due to ongoing conflict, restrictions on food and fuel imports, and high food prices. Access to ports is critical for commercial traders and humanitarian organizations, since Yemen is dependent on imports to meet basic food and fuel needs.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

WASHINGTON, DC – Adoption of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the FY2017 and FY2018 budgets could lead to tragedy and crisis for millions of vulnerable people across the Horn of Africa and beyond, the global organization Mercy Corps testifies today at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on “East Africa’s Quiet Famine.”